"He had some anterior soreness in his shoulder yesterday after throwing long toss," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "So we just pushed him back. Hopefully it’s only a day or so."
Amaro reiterated it was just soreness and Gonzalez was checked out by the medical staff Wednesday.
"Nothing alarming," Amaro said. "He felt better today."
Maddon said Balfour was fine, but the right-hander has not provided confidence in spring training that he will successfully replace Fernando Rodney in that role. He boasts a disturbing 19.29 ERA in three exhibition game appearances.
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"At this point everything feels really good and I feel like I'm right in line with where I need to be," he told the Tampa Bay Times. "It's definitely a good feeling. I definitely haven't felt this good in spring training since 2009, 2010, somehwere along those lines. ... It feels good to feel this good at this point in spring training."
Price has followed disappointing seasons with strong ones throughout his career, which bodes well for 2014. He came off his Cy Young Award year of 2012 with a mediocre one in 2013, when his hits-to-innings-pitched and strikeout totals suffered.
Braves general manager Frank Wren also stated there is a "high likelihood" Medlen will need to undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Medlen is expected to visit with Dr. James Andrews in the next few days before making a decision about surgery. Medlen said he felt the injury on a curveball he threw to Curtis Granderson during Sunday's game against the Mets, but stayed in the game and threw two more pitches to Matt Clark before exiting the field.
Hellickson is not expected back until May, though his performance in 2013 might not lock him into a rotation spot. He took a major step back after two strong seasons by recording a 5.17 ERA and yielding more hits than innings pitched for the first time in his major league career.
The health of Janssen is more important after he recorded saves in 34 of 36 chances a year ago and locked himself into that role.
Happ has been a tremendous disappointment since his breakout season of 2009 with Philadelphia. He has averaged nearly one walk every two innings in the last four years combined. His status as a starter has been solidified, however, by the Jays' lack of success adding to their rotation.
"I worked in the offseason, tried to stay on my back leg more and recognize pitches -- that's the way you're supposed to hit," he said. "Last year, I hit that way for a bit, but I also created a bad habit that got me out in front. I'm trying to get away from that. Right now it feels good.
"'Last year, I knew I was in front. That's what got me in trouble. But it was hard to break the habit. Knowing now that I need to finish on my back leg, it's easier to feel if I popped the ball up, 'Oh, I dipped.' As long as I'm turning my hips and staying back, I believe I'll be able to figure out things a little bit quicker."
Teammate Troy Tulowitzki has high hopes for Arenado.
"I think he's going to be a big RBI guy, and he was in the minor leagues," Tulowitzki said. "If you look at his strikeout totals, they're not high. Anytime you have a young kid who's not striking out -- or anyone, they don't have to be a young kid -- they're going to be a high RBI guy."